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another cool, dry night, but could we finally see some rain? gray wins, fenty is ousted, and is michelle rhee far behind? the school chancellor's comments on whether she is the one who is under re-election.
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why your salary could be on the chopping block. the cut that you don't know about and that your boss has no say over. and the discovery hostages and their escape plan. only on 7, a first look at what they are telling oprah winfrey. captioned by the national captioning institute sobering words from the woman at the center of d.c.'s race for mayor, michelle rhee talking about her future 24 hours after mayor adrian fenty loses to challenger vincent gray. we had every development in the race. jay korff has why michelle rhee says she is partly to blame for fenty's loss. >> vincent gray and michelle rhee said it will sit down and talk about her future. tonight, we caught up with
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michelle rhee at an event that applauded her work, in part, and she admitted she was a factor in the mayor losing. chancellor michelle rhee's appearance for the d.c. premiere of "waiting for superman" could not have been more ironic, showcasing the work of those within the system. >> are most of the kids getting inappropriate education? >> with her hard-charging style, including firing hundreds of teachers and closing schools, prove to be a political liability for her boss, mayor adrian fenty. even michelle rhee admits that she cost mayor fenty votes. am i was very clear what the mayor early on that the reforms we were taking on what caused consternation. >> mayor fenty calls michelle rhee's accomplishments a high point of his term. >> she will be the ultimate decider of her own personal future.
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>> now she awaits a conversation with vincent gray. >> we will talk very soon. i am absolutely certain she will get back to me. >> michelle rhee said she made choices only so children could thrive, an ideal that she hopes does not disappear in the event that she leaves. >> i have spent the last three and a half years putting my blood, sweat, and tears into the reform efforts, and we will make sure that we do whatever we can to make sure those continue. >> over the last few years, rhee and gray have not seen eye to eye about education reform. he says he will not make any personnel decision until after the general election in november. several council members, according to wtop radio, what michelle rhee to stay on board through transitional purposes -- want michelle rhee to stay on board for transitional purposes
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through 2012. >> adrian fenty said he will support gray and says he will focus on making a smooth transition between the administration's. fenty also says he will not run at the rigid run as an independent. he says he is not planning for running for any other elected office again. new details and the battle for maryland's top job. a bob ehrlich received the backing of an opponent from within his own party, receiving 25% of the vote yesterday, but he will now back the former government. ehrlich will move on to rematch against martin o'malley. a d.c. police officer is one of 12 people indicted on federal drug charges. fbi agents say the man and 11 others were charged in part of the investigation where they seized guns, cash, and
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cocaine, heroin, and other drugs. 11 of the suspects are in custody tonight, one is still on the loose. hours after shots are fired at a local college campus -- >> a college student was shot near prince george's community college. john gonzalez has the search for the suspect while the victim fights for his life. >> the police say there were several fights at a nearby high school, largo high school. after school, there was a massive fight that finished with gunfire. but the police say they do not believe that shooting was directly connected with the problem at the high-school. either way, residents are fed up with all of the youth violence. shattered glass, a teenager seriously wounded, and frayed nerves. just about an hour after school let out, only minutes after patrolling police officers cleared the area, a massive
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melee broke out involving about 100 teenagers. >> when they left, the commotion started. m a neighbor called him to say some of his teenagers were standing on his truck and shots rang out. >> we went out to see about my truck because the school kids were there, and i heard the gunshots and i saw three kids running across the street. >> the police said an 18- 419- year-old man was shot in the chest and transported in critical condition. -- the police said an 18- 419- year-old male was shot in the chest. >> officers say it is not the first time school kids have caused trouble in this area. >> i have kids playing here and they are almost safer in the house. >> detectives spent hours collecting shell casings and looking into the possibility that a shot out window came from a possible getaway car. >> this is apparently not
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related to any of the incidents at largo high school. >> the teenage victim who the police say knows his attacker has been upgraded to serious but stable condition. no arrests tonight, but detectives say they have strong leads. john gonzalez, abc 7 news. also tracking all of the tropical storms. tropical storm karl made landfall, and the heart of the storm is in cancun. is expected to get weaker, this after two other powerful storms join it in the atlantic. bob ryan has the look at the situation with igor and julia. >> both of those will stay well- off to see come off the east coast. the dry pattern, conditions around the weatherbug network,
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the bill for a furniture weather center, winchester tomorrow morning -- the belfort furniture weather center, winchester tomorrow morning, in the 50's. the great view from space, but nothing on doppler, nor will there be as we go through the next 12 hours. tomorrow at this time, we may have rain showers. the upcoming forecast coming up. coming up, the discovery hostages are speaking out tonight. hear what they are saying about their daring escape plan. >> first, the battle over your money, the compromise needed to prevent you from getting a smaller paycheck.
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7 on your side has the showdown over your money that could leave many people with changes to their paycheck they will not like.
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at that it comes down to taxes. the president wants to increase taxes for the wealthy, but he is going head-to-head with republicans. on january 1, the bush tax cuts are set to expire. the president wants to extend those cuts to everyone on the first $250,000 that they earn. for this district resident who was laid off last year -- >> february 25, 2009, my last day of work. >> she is studying to be a nurse. >> i think what bush did the tax cuts, he thought it would trickle-down, but it did not. take them away and get that money and spread it out to where it needs to be right now until the country is strong again. >> the president agrees, but the debate has stalled. >> once again, the leaders across the aisle are saying no. they want to hold these middle- class tax cuts hostage until
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they get an additional tax cut for the wealthiest 2% of americans. >> senate republicans are unanimously united against any tax cut if they are not extended for all. >> only in washington could somebody pose a tax hike as an antidote for recession. and the four democrats, it is a call for compromise that they believe will -- >> for democrats, they say it is a call for compromise that they believe will benefit everyone. >> it will go down to their benefit on election day. m a could be an uphill battle for the president. it -- >> it could be at an uphill battle for the president. no word if congress will take up this issue before or after election day. the discovery hostages speaking out. >> the guard with signaling with the police outside, and i took that as a good time to run.
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>> the first interview publicly with oprah winfrey. >> caught on camera with a star wars twist? >> first, one american hostage released from captivity in iran. with my citi thankyou points when it happened... [ glass breaks ] ...again. ♪
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captioned by the national captioning institute freed american hiker sarah shourd says she will not rest until her fiance and another friend are freed from meridian jail. she was scheduled to undergo medical tests today to determine if she has cancer. iran's prosecutor said her fiance and their friend will be tried for spying. a burial mix up at arlington national cemetery. the army has found three bodies
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buried in the wrong gravess. -- in the wrong graves. some families have demanded that arlington check on their relatives' graves sites. today, a fourth grave was reopened. the mother of pop superstar michael jackson is suing the concert promoter involved in his comeback tore for fraud, saying that he failed to provide a doctor who would look out for his well-being. also, lawyers for dr. conrad want the wrongful death suit filed against his client dismissed. detroit police are looking for a man who robbed a convenience store wearing a dark vader mask. the suspect pulled out a knife
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and asked for cash. nobody was hurt in the incident. the police may soon get him. he first walked into the store without his mask and a security camera got a good look at him. the discovery channel employees held hostage are speaking out for the first time, sitting down with oprah winfrey. they talked about their plans to run from the gun man, james lee. >> who made the decision to run? >> it was a mixture of signals. the guard was signalling with the police outside, and i took that as it is time to run. he was talking to the police through hand signals. i mouthed to the guard and said, not run? he shook his head, yes. -- i mouth to the guard and said, ron? he shook his head, yes.
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7 on your side with apple corporation reportedly in negotiations with some publishers to sell electronic newspaper subscriptions on the high pad. it would allow people to receive their newspapers on apple's ipad. at this point, they are still working out the details on the subscription fees. stay tuned. wonderful time for apples, too, the orchards. >> nice segue. >> well, you know, at least we are not in florida. beautiful evening, the temperature outside right now, still comfortable. the dew point, what a difference from a short time ago. really hot and humid air. tomorrow, the average high is 79 degrees.
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that does not happen for over 200 more days, may 30. let me show you what is going on high above us. in washington, 70 degrees, the dew point in the 50's. not only in washington but many spots. gets into the 50's, it is really refreshing. fairfax, probably waking up with temperatures in the high 50's because of the weather front. no real moisture. the heavy stuff is in the tropics. here they are, lined up, the peak of tropical storm season. igor is reforming, the wind at around 135 m.p.h. the other moving into the yucatan is tropical storm karl. none of these pose any threat to the united states, but nonetheless, it has been a number of years since tropical storms and hurricanes have threatened to bermuda.
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over the weekend, even though igor will be getting weaker, it could be a threat to bermuda by the time we get into saturday. meantime, there is karl, moving through the yucatan and probably mexico, bringing more rain where they don't need it in south texas. the temperatures into the 80's, still in the 70's, the dew point in the 40's and 50's. the humidity has pushed to the south. through tomorrow, sunshine. the leading edge of clouds coming in tomorrow morning. the weather front comes through late tomorrow with light showers likely, especially in the mountains. overall, it will be comfortable heading out going to work and school, the temperatures in the mid-80s, a little above average. any showers will be out of here by friday, early morning. then the weekend, the high
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pressure coming in, still looks great, lots of sunshine, comfortable, the temperatures around 80, low 80's, nice and warm. is that time of the year. and you can go out and pick apples, too. >> there you go. ♪ storyteller: hey diddle diddle the cat and the fiddle the cow jumped over the moon. then quickly fell back to earth, landing on the roof of a dutch colonial.
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redskins run. >> i think there scheme is definitely suited to his style of running. we have our work cut out for us. he rushed for over 200 yards against indianapolis. >> they know the game plan. it looks like michael vick will start for the eagles this weekend because their quarterback did not pass his concussion tests. there linebacker also failed the tests. they will not take any chances. michael vick starts for the eagles. west virginia is an early favorite against maryland in morgantown, but the terps are off to a solid start, gaining confidence, and trying to get better. can they hold up to a very talented team like the mountaineers in front of a hostile crowd? >> the crowd is out of control. the fans love the mountaineers.
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they're just waiting to boo us, so it should be fun. baseball fans, the nationals-braves and atlanta. -- in atlanta. the second inning, maxwell, the bases loaded. in his wheel house, get up, get out. grand slam, touch them all, big fella. fear the turtle. 42-the final. -- 4-to the final. the orioles, against toronto. top of the seventh, the orioles playing tough defense. izturis lays out to play the defense. check out this replay. the orioles win, 3-1. mike shanahan spoke with
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clinton portis privately today about his comments on females in the locker room. that is now behind him. albert haynesworth participated in practice. i believe the defense is better with him in there. we will see how it shakes out. >> it is definitely bigger. am i against no. 23, they need to plug the hole. -- >> against no. 23, they need to plug the hole. this kenmore elite multi-motion washer...
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not totally sunshine, but we start out with it. in the afternoon, clouts come could have showers in the afternoon -- clouds could come in the the afternoon. koehler night.
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